Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My new favorite iPhone app

So I was perusing the app store when I came across a fanstastic new app called Hipstamatic. It's a camera app that emulates all those old toy cameras like the Holga or Diana.  And believe me when I tell you it is BY FAR the best camera app on the iPhone both for picture quality and presentation (I had the app for 5 minutes and took the test shots you see below).  The interface is fantastic and actually lets you change between different lenses, film types and flashes.  It comes standard with three lenses, two flashes and three types of film.  In addition the to the included kits you can download additional items from the in-app store. Seriously, the best $2 I've ever spent on an app.

Download it here for $1.99 (in-app upgrades are an additional .99 each)

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Lens: John S   Film: Ina's 1969   Flash: Off

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Lens: John S   Film: Ina's 1969   Flash: Off

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Lens: John S   Film: Ina's 1969   Flash: Dreampop (notice the flaring)

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Lens: Jimmy   Film: Kodot Verichrome   Flash: Off

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Lens: John S   Film: Ina's 1969   Flash: Standard

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Le sigh

Hello blog.  So nice to see you!  It's been so long! (that's what she said)

But seriously, Ms. Lindsey Baker says that I need to start blogging again so I guess I will.  So what's new since last time I posted?

Well, I'll tell you one thing: DUBSTEP.  If you like bass (the sound not the fish) then do yourself a favor and download some Excision.  Make fun of me all you want but until you've seen Rusko live you don't really have a say in the matter.  DJ Tom Ato and I went to see him and Major Lazer this past Monday and holy crap.  I've never danced so much in my life.... and for those of you that know me it takes A LOT for me to get off of my lazy ass to just walk to the bathroom let alone dance!

Second new thing?  My friends and I have set up a new blog making fun of the complete obvious.  Naturally, it's called Duh Alert.  Czech it out.

Now that I have the attention of, well, one person (Bakes).  You're welcome for this post.  Expect more from me in the coming weeks.  We have a lot to talk about.

Friday, June 19, 2009

My badass 'roo stache.



We named it Mercy.
No explanation needed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lindsey Baker

This post is for you.

I can't wait for you to come home so we can have a fat kid party at my new house. Bobrey is obviously invited too. It's pretty much going to rule.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Sixty One

So a friend on Facebook turned me on to an amazing music website that you should check out called The Sixty One (http://www.thesixtyone.com/). It's kind of hard to explain how it all works but here's the gist: artists upload music to their profile and listeners use a preallotted amount of "hearts" to bump music they like. It works kind of like digg but instead of "digging" something on the web you "heart" songs you like. Also, there is a levelling and achievement system that allows you to unlock advanced features and get more daily hearts based on reputation you earn from hearting popular songs. The game aspect of the site makes listening to music fun and the social community is nothing short of spectacular. I've never been apart of an online community where the members are so generous and respectful.

Honestly, I have found more amazing bands/artists in a month of perusing this site than in the last year of actively searching for new stuff to listen to on my own. One of the first artists I found was William Fitzsimmons who I actually got to see last week at The Square Room here in Knoxville. If it wasn't for T61 I would have probably never even heard of him. And he is just the tip of the iceberg.

So seriously, do yourself a favor and join up... I promise you'll love it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Riddit-dit-da-roo

For so many years I've endlessly made fun of all the hippies that go to Bonnaroo. I just don't see what is so appealing about going to a field for 4 days with thousands of unshowered idiots to listen a bunch of music that I hate. Why would I want to spend $4 for a bottle of water? Who gives a shit about the stupid ass Dave Matthews Band or Umphrey's McGhee? THEY SUCK BALLS FOLKS! Who wants to swelter in 90-degree heat with nothing but patchwork pants and a wife beater on? Not to mention all the mud, murders, rape... oh wait, that was Altamont.

I have had nothing but hate for this stupid effing festival for as long as I can remember... so why am I going this year?

I'll tell you why.

1) The Lineup. This year's lineup is simply put... amazing. Sure, there are a bunch of bullshit bands that I couldn't care less about but I am definitely going to get my money's worth. Grizzly Bear, The Mars Volta, Bon Iver, Bruce THE EFFING BOSS Springsteen, Beastie Boys, NIN, Wilco, Costello, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band of Horses, The Decemberists, Coheed and sooooo many more that I don't even have time to list. This is also not including the comedic stylings of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Arj Barker and Kristen Schaal to name a few. Seriously.... this is going to be amazing and will be worth every penny of the $267 I dropped on a ticket.

2) The Friends. I'm happy to report that I'm going to be sharing this experience with some of the best friends in the world... Pan, Cole, Paul, and Thomas. I couldn't ask for a better group of dudes to go to this with me and honestly think it will be something we remember sharing for a long time to come.

3) The cleanliness factor. From what I hear, the aforementioned dirty skanky nasty hippies aren't so bad. Apparently there are showering stations and plenty of bathrooms but we'll see.


There are a million other reasons why this is going to be, quite possibly, the highlight of my year. I'm sure there will be many more that actually spring up when I'm actually at Bonnaroo and I'll be sure to share once we return home.

Effing Bayless effing out bitches.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

These poor people

As my day at work winds down I've begun reminiscing about some of the amazing people I've encountered in my lifetime. I thought I'd share with you some of the hilarious and most unfortunate names known to man. Keep in mind these are all real names and I've talked to every single one of them.

Galaxy Starcruiser
Mark Batman
Michael Jackson
Michael Jordan
Fidel Castro
Richard Sack (Dick Sack?! COME ON!)
Michael McDonald
Patricia Flippen Williams
Jet Balcezak
Alex Colon
Geralyn Dukepoo

What were their parents thinking?

Thank you Mr. Rubik

I don't know if any of you have ever had a desk job but I do.  And it's not the kind of desk job where I can get up occasionally and walk away if I need to.  No, my ass is in a chair tethered to a phone by a 4 foot spiral corded headset.  When I'm on the phone with a customer there isn't much I can do while they endlessly babble into my ear.  I can't get on the internet or play a game on my iPhone... I can only sit there and hope that my brain doesn't explode.  Naturally, I've had to find ways to keep my sanity while I'm chained up for 40 hours a week.  So what do I do?  Rubik's cube.  I told my mom about my work woes about a year or so ago and she got me one thinking it would keep my attention for a while... and it did.  I had figured it out in a week and now I seriously solve a Rubik's cube about 40-50 times a day.  I honestly think it's what keeps me sane.  It usually takes me about 2 minutes to solve one from being completely mixed up but I've been known to get lucky and do it in under 90 seconds from time to time.  So thanks Mom and thanks Mr. Rubik.  You all are the reason I still have eyes as I surely would have gouged them out by now if it weren't for you.